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Must be AngelRide Magic

By Eoana Sturges
May 21, 2016

It's been a cold and rainy spring in Vermont and I just wasn't feeling the energy on any of my training rides. Even when it warmed enough to take off a layer of insulation and I was hill training I ju…

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The Most Amazing Group

By Dana Bean – Rider Year #8
April 19, 2016

AngelRiders are amazing. They train hard and fundraise. They ride a LOT of hills in whatever weather they can safely manage. They are positive, energized, excited people and I’m proud to be one of the…

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From Camper to AngelRider: Pay it Forward With Me

By Gerald Payfer
April 12, 2016

About 25 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. To an 8-year-old child, it initially meant little more than feeling very ill. However, the look from my parents told volumes. None of us knew we were ab…

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Bottom Line: Ask yourself, “does this align with my values?” Yes? Then make ‘the ask’. It’s worth it!

By Lynn McCarthy
April 6, 2016

Did you know 85 percent of people polled do not donate because they haven’t been asked? Imagine that? I, too, found it hard to believe. But the more I talk to fundraising professionals, the more I rea…

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A Troubadour’s Take on AngelRide

By Kristen Graves
March 23, 2016

I first learned about AngelRide about a year ago. Lynn and Fred (the founders/directors) came to one of my concerts, and introduced themselves. They told me what they were about and what they were pla…

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Your Team Leaders: Working Hard & Having Fun

By Lynn McCarthy
March 16, 2016

AngelRide is most definitely filled to the brim with the most amazing people in the world! Take the 27 persnickety team leaders who are working diligently to ensure AngelRide 2016 will be the most bea…

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Hey Free Wheelin' Angel Riders!

By Rob Cassie
February 17, 2016

As we pedal towards another Memorial Day weekend spent with passionate and inspiring everyday folks, I am asking myself how I got involved with this great event. Simply, I am a proud volunteer becaus…

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Why Exactly is Michael Pfarr Doing This?

By Michael Pfarr
February 10, 2016

I embarked on my first AngelRide expecting nothing more than a typical charity ride. What I got, instead, was a truly life-changing experience.

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Warren Lieff's Path to AngelRide

By Warren Lieff
January 20, 2016

My path to AngelRide was not direct, but has proven to be one of the most amazing journeys of my life. My passion for cycling didn't happen until later in life and was the result of teaching my son Br…

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My Conspiracy Theory

By Lynn McCarthy
January 13, 2016

I’ve been thinking about the good things in my life. Counting my blessings, giving gratitude, and acknowledging the gifts. Call it what you will. It’s a practice. Deepak Chopra reminds me, “Life isn’t…

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Kenny Osborn: AngelRide 2015

By Kenny Osborn
June 26, 2015

On Sunday night after the ride into Mystic, we sat fireside under a star filled sky telling stories and laughing in the warm and smoky air when the realization settled in to each of us. Somehow it h…

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Kyle Says Thank You

By Kyle Hilborn
June 10, 2015

Thank you for everything you did this past weekend. It was one of the most incredible and most enjoyable weekends I have ever had.

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True Colors

By Lizzie Parsons
May 18, 2015

This is a poem by former Camper Lizzie Parsons, who is celebrating her 10th year cancer free. Her whole family has participated in AngelRide from the very start, well before anyone imagined cancer arr…

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George Bussman's AngelRide Story

By George Bussman
May 14, 2015

As Mr. Paul Newman and several wise physicians discovered decades earlier, giving children who have been diagnosed with severe and often terminal diseases the chance to interact and play with their pe…

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What makes AngelRide so special?

By Andy Heeps
May 11, 2015

Many people have asked me what makes AngelRide and the Hole in The Wall Gang Hospital Outreach Program (HITWG - HOP) so special, what is it that brings riders back year after year. I think I might fin…

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My AngelRide Experience: James Wheeler

By James Wheeler
May 8, 2015

Have you ever thought about riding your bike across the state you live in? I hadn’t until last December when my mom suggested that I do the Angel Ride. Angel Ride is an annual two day bike ride from N…

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What a cool team to be a part of!

By Lauren Schlather
May 5, 2015

It's a rare thing to find camp magic outside of camp gates, but AngelRide provided a 135 mile trail of safety, respect, and love. Everyone supported each other, shared stories, cheered each other on, …

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Why AngelRide Was the Best Experience of Greig Trout's Life

By Lynn McCarthy
April 30, 2015

In 2014, Greig Trout, a 2-time cancer survivor with one kidney, heart failure, and post traumatic stress disorder, participated in AngelRide. With only one week to train and using a borrowed bike, Gre…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly (or how to put the FUN in your fundraising)

By Karen Grouten
April 27, 2015

If I haven’t said it before, I will say it again. I have a really hard time coming out and asking people for money. So, as I said in my first blogpost I try to invite them to become part of the team b…

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AngelRide is a Way of Life

By Bill Appleby
April 24, 2015

AngelRide starts earlier in the Appleby household then most. As close friends to the co-founders of this amazing charity, we are honored to listen to new business ideas that only last week were scratc…

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The story about a man I met at the Dunkin Donuts one Sunday morning

By Kenny Osborn
April 20, 2015

At 9:30 AM John and I were dressed in our lycra finest outside the Dunkin Donuts as the church crowd filed in. We had been riding our trainers while collecting donations for the AngelRide for about a…

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The Road Less Traveled

By Alan St. Peter
April 16, 2015

Nine years ago, Alan St. Peter and Angela "Angel" Uihlein rode the first leg on day one of AngelRide 2006. Angel was 15 and was still recovering from her bone marrow transplant. Alan had rearranged hi…

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Top Safety Tips for Riders in Training

By Dan Barufaldi
April 13, 2015

Here at AngelRide, we're always thinking about safety. Let's take a moment to highlight some safe practices for riding, to help establish good habits throughout your training rides. Whatever you pract…

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One hill at a time: My ride with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

By Judith E. Lackey
April 9, 2015

In 2012, when I signed up for my first Angel ride, I had no idea what I was in for. The energy of the riders and volunteers was incredible. There really isn’t anything easy about the ride, but what…

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A Camper and Young AngelRider Shares his Story

By Jack Krupienski
April 6, 2015

My name is Jack Krupienski and this will be my third year of AngelRide. I did my first AngelRide when I was about 11 years old after doing biking charity events for the Hole in The Wall Gang Camp. Thi…

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